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Become a PADI Professional Divemaster or Instructor

Where to next?

Just the fact that you’re looking at this page, means you have been thinking about taking the next step and levelling up your diving skills!

Whether it’s taking the next core course, such as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Rescue Diver, doing a specialty course to work on a specific skill, going professional with the PADI Divemaster or Instructor course or dipping your toe into the technical diving realm – Diving Adelaide has got you covered!

Take the next step with us and take your diving to the next level with one of the PADI courses below!

Pathway 1 - Master Scuba Diver

Show off your skills by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver! After completing your PADI Open Water Diver course, you can attain the highest rating in recreational diving, by completing the following:

 The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is achieved by less than 2% of all divers and is the highest recreational diving level!
Specialty Courses Pathway 2 Master Scuba Diver
PADI Specialty Courses Professional Pathway

Pathway 2 - PADI Professional

If you’re keen to share your love of diving with others, the second pathway is the professional one by becoming a PADI Divemaster or Instructor! To become a PADI Divemaster, you need to be at least 18 years old and the have completed the following:


We also highly recommend completing the following specialties before starting your PADI Divemaster Course:

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level and your gateway to becoming a diving instructor!

Genuine PADI Certification Only!

As a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre, Diving Adelaide run PADI courses for all recreational and professional diving levels, from Open Water all the way through to the top instructor levels! PADI is the largest dive certifying agency in the world and PADI professionals have been teaching, certifying and transforming people’s lives since 1966!

As the largest certifier in the world, PADI instructors provide the best training and PADI certifications are recognised by any dive centre in the world.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

On the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, you will learn to safely dive deeper (to a maximum of 30m!), learn to navigate underwater, work on your buoyancy skills and dive on a wreck!

Our advanced courses consist of 5 dives, which all focus on a different skill: Deep, Wreck, Underwater Naturalist, Buoyancy and Navigation!

The course is designed in a way that you can take it straight after your PADI Open Water Diver Course, so you can sign up for it right away!

PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Once you have completed your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, the next step is to either take a specialty course (see below) or sign up for your Rescue Diver Course!

On the Rescue Course your will learn how to look after your buddy better and how to handle diving accidents and emergencies, but more importantly it will focus on how you can prevent these things from happening in the first place.

The course is run over 2 days with theory, pool and ocean sessions.

PADI Specialty Courses

PADI Specialty Courses

Expand your skills, extend your reach and experience the ocean at it best by taking a PADI specialty course! You will become a specialist in some of the core skills of scuba diving, such a underwater navigation or buoyancy, learn new skills like diving on enriched air nitrox or go to greater depths by doing the deep diver course!

The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to specialty courses, as there is a broad range of courses available and we run most specialty courses regularly!

Course structures differ per course. Please see below for further details.

Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer MSDT

PADI Master Scuba Diver

After you have completed your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses, you can work on becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest recreational diver rating!

To become a PADI Master Scuba Diver, you need to complete a minimum of 50 dives, 5 PADI Specialty Courses and the beforementioned two core courses.

PADI Master Scuba Diver is not a course, but an experience level.

Becoming a PADI Master Instructor

PADI Professional Levels

Once you have completed all three core courses (Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver) and have a minimum of 40 dives under your belt, you can become a professional diver and earn while doing what you love!

Find out what it takes to become a PADI professional and what all the different professional ratings actually mean or sign up for your PADI Divemaster or Instructor Development Course and become a dive guide or train the next generation of divers!

CDAA and TDI Professional Diving Courses

CDAA & TDI Tech Dive Courses

Intrigued by cave diving, deep diving or wreck diving? Our technical diving instructor Damian runs a full range of technical diving courses! From foundation courses like TDI Intro To Tech or Sidemount Diver all the way to Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures and CDAA cave diving courses!

Find out the prerequisites to progress into the technical diving levels and find out what it takes to open up a meriad of dive sites in the Mount Gambier region!

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